Monthly Archive:: January 2011


Bronze Boobie Award

I did it! I have earned my bronze boobies! That’s right, I’ve been breastfeeding for 3 months and I love it.  Sure, it was tough in the beginning and has it’s rocky moments, but it’s been worth it.  After those first 4-6 weeks, it’s been so much easier – practically like second


Teething Tantrums

I think it’s finally here.  I think my babygirl is teething. She’s about 3 months old, which is fairly normal for it to start from what I’ve read.  I just didn’t know what to expect. Yesterday was a bit of a trying day… lots of crying and fussin’.  At first I thought


12 Weeks Old & Another Hormonal Rollercoaster

I really can’t believe that Rissa is 12 weeks old now! I also think it’s weird that she technically isn’t 3 months until January 31st.  I know why and how it works out like that, but she’s getting too old for me to keep counting the weeks. She’s grown so much and


My Daughter’s Birth Story: Part Two

<< Part One Fair warning: This post will be long and may include some less than flowery descriptions of the disgustingly beautiful process that is childbirth.  It also may seem disorganized as it is being written stream of consciousness style. Another side note: I originally intended for her birth story to be


So Big! Two Month Well Baby Checkup

Rissa continues to earn A+s when she goes for her well baby checkups – thank goodness!  That puts my mind at ease, y’know. I mean, I know it’s my job to worry about her more than anyone else ever will, but it’s great to get feedback on her growth.  If she’s growing,


Cloth Diaper Newbie: Day 1

I was so excited to finish laundering my new cloth diapers – preparing them for use. I’ve never been so excited about laundry in my life! And I was so excited when they arrived that I didn’t get a chance to take pictures before laundering them. I bought a BumGenius (BG) Elemental


Cloth Diaper Newbie: The Decision

A few weeks ago I started to contemplate cloth diapering. I briefly considered it while I was pregnant, but had the image of the old fashioned way my parents did it: Bulky cloths Nasty wet pails Dunking in the toilet Rubber pants Pokey diaper pins That was yucky and unpleasant. But, as


Traveling With Baby

We had quite the adventure going out of town for my gramma’s funeral.  It was the first road trip for Aerissa.  The longest car ride she’s been on so far is about 45 minutes one way.  This trip took us 170ish miles away from home.  But, for being a 2.5 month old,


Unfortunate Circumstances

Some of you may be aware (if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook) that my paternal grandmother passed away yesterday in the wee hours of the morning. I knew her life was coming to an end.  She had a stroke when I was about 15 or 1 6 years old and


Infant Discovery: Fascinating Hands

Yesterday, Aerissa discovered her hands.  It was very cool for me to watch her as she did so… She clenched her fist at arm’s length, her eyes fixated on this curious thing.  Her mouth is in a small “o” shape as her fist slowly floats towards her face.  Her eyes widen and